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The Design Tool for the Non-Designer

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

We are still amazed by all the designs submitted in our “Design Your Dream Baby Bedding” contest…and while we obviously have many creative fans and customers, you don’t have to be a designer to use our Nursery Designer® tool.  I did not get the creative gene in my family, but even so, I’ve designed 2 of my kids bedding sets using the Nursery Designer® and it made me feel like a creative genius. You too can be creative genius – here’s your roadmap…

  • Create.  To get started, you have the option of browsing over 100 designed collections.  Also, our  “Ideas and Inspirations” page is updated periodically by our design team, and gives you a starting point from which you can customize any set to your own personal taste.  Or start from scratch with a theme, color, or pattern.  From there, let our design tool help you choose from over 300 fabric options that match your concept and match each other.  By selecting the “show only matching fabric option,” you’ll feel like you have your very own personal decorator.
  • Visualize.  When walking into a house, I know right away if I like the décor, but ask me to decorate a room on my own and I draw a blank – I have to see it.  Well you have that option with the Nursery Designer®.  Pick a wall color, floor color and crib color to allow you to “see” what the bedding will look like in your nursery.
  • Collaborate.  Although you may not want your husband’s mom and sisters to weigh in on your new baby’s name, you may want their input on the nursery design. Share your design with them and get their feedback.  Heck, if you take their input on the design, they may even forgive you for not naming the little one after them.

So you see, our Nursery Designer® tool is not just for those with the “creative” gene…we hope almost anyone can use or get ideas from it.  If you would like a video tutorial on how it works, check out Holly’s review from And then try it for yourself!



How To Properly Install A Crib Bumper

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

Note: This was a previously-published blog post that our readers found extremely helpful…so I’ve made a few updates and posted it again.  Let us know if there are any other “how-to” topics you would find helpful!

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It’s arrived!!

No, not the little bundle of joy you have been waiting for – your nursery bedding! You anxiously unwrap it, anticipating how wonderful it is going to look on your new crib.

One key to a beautiful and safe nursery is the proper installation of crib bedding, especially the crib bumper. We have prepared this step-by-step guide to help you get the most out of your new crib bedding.

Keep in mind that the bumper should fit tightly in order to provide the most security and safety. Some fabrics, such as minky, have more stretch than others. As all fabrics and patterns differ it is important to understand the fundamentals of installing the crib bumper to ensure the perfect fit.

Step 1: After unwrapping your crib bumper, look closely at each of the 3-sectioned panels at both ends of the bumper. You will notice that one of the 3-paneled end sections will be slightly shorter than the other.

You will want to start with the shortest end section. It is important that you begin by securing the corner of the short end piece to the back corner of either the headboard or footboard of the crib.

Step 2: Securely tie the corner piece of the short end to the back corner crib post.

Step 3: Position the bumper around the inside rails with the corner seams placed accordingly. The ties should be facing the outside of the bumper.

Step 4: Firmly pull the back section of the bumper until it is tight along the back rails and fasten at the other back corner (back corner #2). This may require more tension on fabrics that have a lot of stretch or “give”to them. Remember, it is important that the bumper is taut.

Step 5: Once the back corners are secure you may tie the center back ties for extra reinforcement. Now the crib bumper should be firmly attached along the back of the crib.

Step 6: Now you are ready to tie the front corners of the crib bumper in the same manner. Tie the front corner pieces to the front crib posts. Work around to the final corner where the two ends meet.

Step 7: Using the ties from the short end (Step 1) and the ties on the front section, secure both of these to the front corner crib post. To prevent gapping, criss-cross the ties before tying around the post.

Step 8: Lastly, secure the center ties on the front.

Voila! You now have a perfectly fitting crib bumper.

Now all that is left to do is stand back and admire your new nursery! And of course, decide on the drapes!